zondag, maart 03, 2013

Achtung! Cthulhu – Assault on the Mountains of Madness

Achtung! Cthulhu – Assault on the Mountains of Madness Announced

British tabletop gaming publisher Modiphius prepares to scale H.P. Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness for its successfully funded Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter Project

Following the successful fundraising for the Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s & Keeper’s Guides in just 26 hours, and the smashing of a string of Stretch Goals, Modiphius Entertainment has announced a huge new campaign for the terrifying world of Achtung! Cthulhu.


“This is going to be the ultimate Achtung! Cthulhu wartime campaign, with something for everyone whether it’s fighting Nazis and ancient horrors in ice locked ruins, or racing for time to decipher otherworldly mysteries. You’ll have your frozen hands full getting to grips with the enormity of the adventure ahead, and trust me it is going to be our biggest release yet, which you can unlock along with a ton of accessories over the coming weeks”. Chris Birch, Modiphius Entertainment

In Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains of Madness, following a trail of strange events, and clues to an ill-fate earlier expedition, the Allies will discover an Antarctic infested with Nazis. They must launch themselves into the frozen continent where they’ll be faced with the power of the elements, unbelievable ancient mysteries and a stunning climax that could change the face of the world forever. Designed for gamers who like in depth mystery, investigation and cataclysmic events, the campaign can easily be tailored for both dark, classic Call of Cthulhu play as well as the pulpier Savage Worldsexperience, and is compatible with both systems.

The campaign will come with extensive cartography by Michal E. Cross whose sterling map work has made such a success of the Achtung! Cthulhu line.Achtung! Cthulhu : Assault on the Mountains of Madness is being illustrated by special guest artist Korungn from Japan. Korungn has already created a library of stunning and evocative movie style concept art for the setting which will be revealed over the coming weeks. 

Modiphius plans to create a stunning full colour 294 page hardback if the goals are met. Assault on the Mountains of Madness builds on the legacy of HP Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness and promises to reveal more of the continent than investigators would like to see, along with a treasure trove of cool accessories to bring the world to life for the players.

“Join us for this dangerous expedition, some of you will not return, but I know every one of you will give your lives before letting the Third Reich raise the Swastika over this accursed ultimate abyss.” Captain Brandon Carter, Assault on the Mountains of Madness

“It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be left alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.” ― H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness

Modiphius’ Kickstarter was launched to raise funds for The Keeper’s and Investigator’s Guides to the Secret War -  a huge kit bag stuffed full of wartime adventure for the popular Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds roleplaying gamesystems. The books feature Allied & Nazi forces, setting details for the Western and Home Fronts, new rules for World War Two combat, period equipment, secret Nazi plots and mythical organizations, wonder weapons, campaign and plot ideas, occupations, skills, backgrounds plus a whole shoggoth's worth of Cthulhu villainy, enough for any Keeper to have his investigators dead, insane, or running for their lives in no time! As the Kickstarter campaign meets its stretch goals, you will discover the further danger, terror and insanity awaiting you on the shores of Europe, across the steppes of Mother Russia and the sands of North Africa, down the backstreets and highways of America, and deep in the jungles of Asia. The Investigator's Guide to the Secret War features a stunning cover by the legendary Spanish artist Pinturero, whilst the Keeper’s Guide cover and all interior illustrations are by Dim Martin, already well known for his dark evocative graphic novel style illustrations in Achtung! Cthulhu releases.

The project has so far unlocked gorgeous full cover hardbacks for both Investigator and Keeper’s Guides, 2 parts of a 3 part major world hopping campaign, Shadows of Atlantis, the Eastern Front Guide to the Secret War, and Modiphius have recently revealed they are working on a line of 28mm miniatures with British based Clockwork Goblin miniatures which will be unveiled later in March. The rapid speed at which the Stretch Goals have been unlocked has meant backers of the special PDF Master Bonus level and above (£35+) will be walking away with tons of free Stretch Goals in PDF and this seems set to continue for the next five weeks!

The Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter can be found here:

Various assets can be found here to download such as banners and the book covers http://www.modiphius.com/kickstarter-supporters.htm

Free Download: Old Prison Floorplan

Publisher: DramaScape

DramaScape Free Volume 11

The Old Prison is a full-color, 48" x 30" floorplan of an old prison, with hex, square and 'no' overlay.
This product includes the VTT files for online play.

Includes a 360° view of the map.
Game Masters need quality maps for their miniatures. DramaScape is committed to bringing Game Masters the maps they need.
This module includes a single map of a grass field with dirt paths leading to an old prison. This product includes a 360 panoramic view from the middle of the hexagonal prison courtyard.
This product is intended for use in fantasy games. It can also be a site that needs investigated in a Horror game, possibly with ghosts of the wrongfully imprisoned haunting the area.
The old prison has long been abandoned. An underground-dwelling creature entered the prison from below and slaughtered many of the prisoners before being sealed in below the grate by the prison guards. The prison guards left with the surviving prisoners, and they were transferred to another prison location.
The souls of those prisoners sealed in with the monster are said to still haunt the area. The local mayor has offered a reward to anyone who can stopthe wailing of the dead in this area, perhaps by entering the old prison, opening the grate, and removing the corpses of the dead beneath for a proper burial. Some complications could be a cult that worships the creature beneath the old prison and offer it sacrifices which have kept it alive.

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Zombie Apokalypse Marines

Mantic Games Zombie Apokalypse Marines (35 Futuristic Zombie Soldiers)

35 28mm Plastic Figures

The restless corpses of a thousand battles claw their way from the grave to wage war upon the living. The results of a Corporation experiment or an Alien Plague unleashed on mankind? Nobody knows, but one fact remains – the dead are no longer at peace.
This is a Veteran Conversion kit. Although it contains all the parts you need, some modelling skill is required to assemble your very own unique zombie horde.
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